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VBALL | Women defeat Mounties on Wednesday; men and women hosting final home games of season this Sunday

February 2, 2017

_MG_0656The Holland College Hurricanes women’s volleyball team defeated the visiting Mount Allison Mounties in mid-week ACAA action on Wednesday night at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

The ‘Canes took the first set 28-26, then dropped the second set 25-21 before bouncing back to take the next two sets 25-21 and 25-12 for the 3-1 victory over the Mounties.

Dana Trainor was all over the floor on defense as she recorded 42 digs in the match which smashes the record for most digs in a single match in team history. It’s the third women’s volleyball record broken in as many games.

Offensively, Alice Marques led the way with 18 kills while Megan LeBlanc added 14 and Samantha Gerbig had nine in the win.

Gracie Ferguson had 40 assists, five aces and 13 digs while Marques and Meg MacKinnon both recorded five blocks.

The women move to 14-2 on the season and remain two points behind the MSVU Mystics who are 15-1. The Mounties fall to 10-7 on the season and sit in third place.

The ‘Canes will now turn their attention to a home-and-home with the UNBSJ Seawolves on the weekend.

Game time on Saturday is 2pm in Saint John before both teams make the trip back to Charlottetown for a 2pm start on Sunday at the Centre for Community Engagement.

UNBSJ enters weekend play with a 9-5 record on the season and are two points behind the Mounties for third place in the ACAA. The Seawolves have won the only meeting with the Hurricanes this season on November 6 in Saint John.

The ‘Canes lead the conference in kills per set, hitting percentage, assists per set and points per set.

Individually, Dana Trainor leads the conference with 4.90 digs per set while offensively, Alice Marques is second in kills per set with 3.12 and Megan LeBlanc is sixth at 2.20.

The men’s volleyball Hurricanes will host the STU Tommies on Sunday at the Centre for Community Engagement. Game time is set for 4pm.

The ‘Canes enter play with a record of 8-4 and sit in first place in the ACAA with 16 points. The Tommies have a record of 6-4 and 12 points which has them third in the ACAA.

The ‘Canes currently lead the conference in kills per set, hitting percentage, assists per set and points per set.

Individually, the ‘Canes have two hitters in the top five in kills per set with Gordon Veitch and Brett Butler averaging 2.74 and 2.53 respectively.

Dominique Ryan is second in the conference with 7.83 assists per set, just 0.01 behind first place.

All games will be live streamed on www.acaatv.ca presented by Bell Alliant TV1.

To connect with the Volleyball Hurricanes please visit www.twitter.com/caneswvball and www.twitter.com/canesmvball.

For full stats and standings for the 2016-17 ACAA men’s and women’s volleyball season visit www.acaa.ca.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes, and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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Daniel Cudmore

Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902)894-6870

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